Not all schools ready for return of students – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Not all schools ready for return of students

Dear Sir,

Our children and teachers alike were excited to begin the new school year. Our Government announced that the schools were in readiness to start the new school year, but what do they classify as being ready?

I live in the western end of the Island, on Scotts Hill Road, Sandys, where there are two schools — Sandys Middle School and West End Primary School. Before even getting to school, the neighbourhood children walk down Scotts Hill Road and are out in the road in the line of traffic because of the overgrown vegetation on the roadside.

At West End school, once you enter the grounds, you are greeted by knee-high grass that has not be mowed all summer.

I have contacted Works & Engineering, which states that it is getting to this problem soon. Is this the welcome our children and teachers expected on the first day of the school term?

Is your lawn at home so overgrown that you have to plunge through high, wet grass to play? If not, why should our children be subjected to this treatment?

CONCERNED PARENT IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Back to school: Freshly painted walls and refurbished floors and bathrooms greeted pupils at Victor Scott Primary School, above, when they returned to class, but a reader says not all schools were as welcoming, highlighting overgrown vegetation by the roadside near West End Primary School and Sandys Middle School, and knee-high grass in school grounds (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published September 12, 2015 at 9:00 am (Updated September 12, 2015 at 12:46 am)

Not all schools ready for return of students

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon